Vinyl Countdown talk – 2pm Sat 11 April, Fred Perry shop, 9 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8PW- free

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Postcards from Victoria Park: At the London Bridge Alcoves – piece

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‘The symmetry feels important somehow, symbolic even. That there are two alcoves from the Old London Bridge in the far north eastern end of Victoria Park encourages me to indulge in the fantasy that they are actually keeping each other company. Here they sit, these former aged retainers from the City’s founding river crossing, now enjoying a lazy retirement in the closest thing London has to the countryside.’

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http://chisenhale.org.uk/offsite/offsite_event.php?id=30

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The Idler Questionnaire

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Link to my interview with The Idler here: http://idler.co.uk/article/the-idler-questionnaire-travis-elborough/

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A London Year

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A lovely review of A London Year from Andre at the Riverside Bookshop

Originally posted on The Riverside Way:

Paperback now available – £12.99

A LONDON YEAR365 Days of City Life in Diaries, Journals and Letters – compiled by Travis Elborough & Nick Rennison

“With Thelma to the George Inn, Southwark, for a lunch of steak-and-kidney pie, cherry pie and beer. Expected hordes of American tourists but found only English, including three young men with posh accents who went through a repertoire of advert slogans, radio catchphrases and anecdotes about cricket, bloodsports and motors, even calling beer ‘ale’.” – Peter Nichols, Diary, 16 June, 1971

Part of the pleasure of this anthology of diary entries (one or more for each day of the year) is discovering the familiar from a distance. So for Southwark residents like us, there’s playwright Peter Nichols on a certain type of tourist in Borough High Street 44 years ago. Or how about the Quaker merchant Peter Briggins on the retail opportunities of the frozen Thames during…

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Paperback of A London Year – on sale now!

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Every Loser Wins – Chisenhale Gallery, 64 Chisenhale Road, London, E3 5QZ, Thursday 26 March, 7pm

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‘Writer Travis Elborough introduces his project for the Chisenhale Gallery Victoria Park Residency 2014-5, which is produced for the fourth year in partnership with Tower Hamlets Parks and Open Spaces Department. Elborough’s research focuses on the social history of parks and the politics and technological innovations associated with sport and leisure activities. He asks us to consider whose rules we play by and how amateur sports clubs might help us reclaim the communal for the community and the civic for this part of the city.’

http://chisenhale.org.uk/offsite/victoria_park_residency.php

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The Vinyl Countdown – Talk on Records at Train of Thought, Worthing – Sat 28th Feb – 6.30 pm

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